Under normal circumstances, accessing government data, creating hacks with it -- even making products with it -- would be seen as irresponsible, and possibly criminal.
One of the great things about Drupal is its flexible system of nodes and taxonomies. This allows for bespoke categorization of many types of content.
With the official release of Drupal 8.0.0 on the horizon, "real world" Drupal 8 stories are becoming more valuable.
Now that the train is actually approaching the station, we all want to know what it will be like to get on.
Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal design firm, got their Drupal 8 ticket punched early. They partnered with Acquia to launch a Drupal 8 site for Manhattan Associates, a supply chain management software provider, back in August, 2015, when Drupal 8 was in beta. The site has been on the Drupal 8 frontier ever since.
So what has the experience been like?
A "real world Drupal 8" series from Mediacurrent and Acquia has been telling some backstories.
One of the most difficult parts of executing a successful round of usability testing can be recruiting participants.
The landscape of Drupal theme development has drastically changed in recent years. Cutting-edge front-end development tools are now considered standard within Drupal enterprise builds.
Planning a website for a conference about information architecture is never easy. With every content and structural decision you make, you feel the core audience silently judging you.
In our last post, we looked at why Manhattan Associates was happy with Drupal 8 from a front-end perspective. What sealed the deal for them, though, were the powerful ways they could extend and develop Drupal 8 with improved configuration management, a new Web services API, and easy internationalization.
In my last post, we discussed the advantages to getting a headstart on Drupal 8 before its official release.
After working with both Chinese customers and global customers with a Chinese user base, we at Acquia have developed an understanding not only of the sometimes difficult requirements faced, but also the existing state of both sites and platforms.